Prayer reflections during lockdown
St George's has been honouring Mary in the month of May. A special prayer table has been set up in the atrium. At lunch times students have been spending a moment with Mary in the chapel in quiet prayer.
“On the 11th November, St George’s held a Remembrance Day service to reflect on those who have sacrificed their lives in war in order to make a better future. This year it was a little different. All students gathered in silence in their respective playgrounds and year group bubbles. Even with the whole school outside, you could hear a pin drop as prayers were said over the tannoy and the last call was played. Here is what our students had to say.
“I think that the Remembrance Day service had a lot of meaning. Even during the pandemic, it still worked out perfectly. Although our year groups were all split up, we were still all respectful and quiet. During the two-minute silence we could clearly hear the readings. It made me realise how our soldiers have fought for our country and how hard people worked during the war, even when many of their loved ones were lost”. Ronnet Year 8P
“It was great to see poppies being sold throughout the school to raise money for the British legion” Binyam Year 10A
For the first time in history, we see a saint dressed in jeans, runners and a sweater.
Blessed Carlo Acutis was an Italian Catholic schoolboy and amateur computer programmer. He defended disabled peers at school when bullies mocked them. Outside school, he did voluntary work with the homeless and destitute.
He also liked films, comic editing and playing PlayStation. Although he greatly enjoyed travel. He was best known for documenting Eucharistic miracles around the world and cataloguing them all onto a website that he created in the months before his death from leukaemia.
He was noted for his cheerfulness and his computer skills as well as for his deep devotion to the Eucharist, which became a core theme of his life. He was beatified on 10 October 2020.
In form time, students watched a PowerPoint and video about his life.